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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Sonoma County, California
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Item no. 119522
With a diverse range of aromatics, it's the citrus and tropical fruit that stand out. Hints of fresh green apple linger as it opens. The toast and spice components are in the early stages of reaching full integration. There are emerging elements of a creme brûlée-like richness on the palate, surrounded by a silky acid matrix. It is showing zesty lemon and fresh pear with a center core of tropical white fruit and sweet tangerine. The aging potential for this wine should be exceptional, given the bright acidity and complex fruit profile.
This winery has a good track record for producing rich, opulent Chardonnays. The cool 2010 vintage was
beneficial, yielding a low alcohol wine with extraordinary rich tropical fruit flavors and bright, graceful
acidity. It saw a majority of new French oak, lending it a note of buttered toast, but the underlying
wine is so big, it easily handles that weight.